The Backwoods

The Backwoods

Paddy Considine
Director: Koldo Serra Cast: Paddy Considine
Paddy Considine
, Virginie Ledoyen
Virginie Ledoyen
, Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Koldo Serra

DVD (Wide Screen)

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First-time 31-year-old director Koldo Serra's thriller The Backwoods (AKA El bosque de las sombras, 2006) re-charts thematic territory covered, in years prior, by such well-worn classics as Deliverance and Southern Comfort, and such B-grade horror pictures as Savage Island (2004). With their nuptials crumbling, a married couple from London in their early thirties, Norman (Paddy Considine) and Lucy (sensual Virginie Ledoyen of The Beach) opt to take some time out with a sojourn to northern Spain's Basque region, in the Pyrenees. They arrive at a renovated farmhouse run by Paul (Gary Oldman) and Isabel (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) and are initially able to enjoy themselves, but the trip takes a decidedly ugly turn when Paul and Norman head out on a hunting expedition and discover a malformed, feral girl (an 'enfant sauvage') in a local cabin, apparently completely neglected. They transport her from the building in a sincere and honest attempt to help her, but only succeed in drawing forth the wrath of the savage and inbred local townspeople, who quake with rage at the thought of someone absconding with one of their own.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2008
UPC: 0031398228646
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paddy Considine Norman
Virginie Ledoyen Lucy
Gary Oldman Paul
Aitana Sanchez-Gijon Isabel
Lluís Homar Paco
Yaiza Esteve Nerea
Andrés Gertudix Antonio
Jon Ariño Lechón
Kandido Uranga Miguel
Alex Angulo Jose Andrés
Patxi Bisquert Jose Luis
Savitri Ceballos Jose Andrés' Daughter
Jose Andrés Zalduegi Barman
Isabel Jimenez Waitress

Technical Credits
Koldo Serra Director,Screenwriter
Guadalupe Balaguer Associate Producer
Guillaume Benski Co-producer,Executive Producer
Javier Ruiz Caldera Editor
Anthony Stephen Ciccarelli Special Effects
Pau Costa Special Effects
Nacho Diaz Makeup Special Effects
Spencer Eagles Sound/Sound Designer
Gavin Emerson Co-producer
Carlos Fernandez Executive Producer
Julio Fernández Executive Producer
Katy Fray Makeup
Teresa Gefaell Associate Producer
Juanjo Gracia Art Director
Daniel Izar Makeup Special Effects
Javier Jal Special Effects
Jolyon Symonds Co-producer,Producer
Josune Lasa Costumes/Costume Designer
Aitor Lizzaralde Co-producer
Pablo Mehler Co-producer,Executive Producer
Unax Mendia Cinematographer
Javier H. Moneo Special Effects
Iker Monfort Executive Producer
Oscar Del Monte Makeup Special Effects
Aintzane Perez Co-producer
Nacho Royo-Villanova Sound Editor
Jon Sagalá Screenwriter
Mario Suances Art Director
Douglas Urbanski Executive Producer
Fernando Velázquez Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Backwoods
1. A Day Like This [11:42]
2. What Do You Think? [7:04]
3. Going Hunting [7:23]
4. What's That? [12:58]
5. Go Back Inside [9:05]
6. I'm Sorry About This [6:16]
7. Norman? [8:20]
8. Need to Go Back [4:53]
9. Don't Kill Him [8:48]
10. Give Me the Girl [6:43]
11. Lucy, Wake Up! [9:56]
12. End Credits [4:03]

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